~ “I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts.” Ronald Reagan.
A suicide attack near the Bagram Airfield, the largest U.S. military facility in Afghanistan, killed six NATO troops Monday, all of them American, according to a U.S. defense official.
The Associated Press reported the attack, which NATO has said killed six of its foreign soldiers and wounded three others. According to Fox News, all six of the troops killed were American, and two U.S. troops and an interpreter were also wounded in the attack. U.S. officials earlier told NBC News that American troops were among those killed and wounded[…]
Nine local staffers for Doctors Without Borders were killed and 30 were missing after an explosion near their hospital in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz that may have been caused by a U.S. airstrike….
According to an AP report, Sediq Sediqqi , spokesman of Interior Ministry said that a dozen or more Islamic terrorists were hiding out in the hospital when the strike occurred. In the process of the strike, all were terrorists were killed but they took the innocent with them.
According to the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) website:
Kabul – At 2:10am on Saturday 3 October the Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) Trauma centre in Kunduz was hit several times during sustained bombing and was very badly damaged.
Three MSF staff are confirmed dead and more than 30 are unaccounted for. The medical team is working around the clock to do everything possible for the safety of patients and hospital staff….
The number of those killed is now at nine (doctors) with thirty-seven wounded, medical and non-medical.
…Since fighting broke out on Monday, MSF has treated 394 wounded. When the aerial attack occurred this morning we had 105 patients and their care-takers in the hospital and over 80 MSF international and national staff present….
Surgery activities in one of the remaining parts of MSF’s hospital in Kunduz. In the aftermath of the bombings on the 3rd October 2015. MSF
The latest update on the MSF website is the condemnation of the airstrike:
MSF had informed all fighting parties of hospital GPS coordinates
MSF condemns in the strongest possible terms the horrific bombing of its hospital in Kunduz full of staff and patients. MSF wishes to clarify that all parties to the conflict, including in Kabul and Washington, were clearly informed of the precise location (GPS Coordinates) of the MSF facilities – hospital, guest-house, office and an outreach stabilization unit in Chardara (to the north-west of Kunduz). As MSF does in all conflict contexts, these precise locations were communicated to all parties on multiple occasions over the past months, including most recently on 29 September.
The bombing continued for more than 30 minutes after American and Afghan military officials in Kabul and Washington were first informed. MSF urgently seeks clarity on exactly what took place and how this terrible event could have happened.
37 people were seriously wounded, of whom 19 are MSF staff. Most critically injured being transferred 2 hospital in Puli Khumri, 2 hrs drive
A bombshell report from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service indicates that former Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had a “deliberate” plan to defect to the ‘other side’ when he abandoned his post in 2009, Lt. Col. Shaffer (Ret.) claimed on Monday.
Shaffer told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly he has beenin contact with two individuals’ who have seen the report and were ‘part of the investigation and various aspects of it…’
In light of Michael Hastings, 2012 Rolling Stone article entitled, “America’s Last Prisoner of War” which pretty much says it all[i], why is any of this news? Bergdahl had already put it out there that he was deserting although he never used the word itself. Excerpt below:
‘Returning to Alaska after Christmas, Bowe said something that would stick with Fry months later, long after they arrived in Afghanistan. ‘Before we deployed, when we were on Rear D, him and I were talking about what it would be like,’ Fry recalls. Bowe looked at his friend and made no bones about his plans. ‘If this deployment is lame,’ Bowe said, ‘I’m just going to walk off into the mountains of Pakistan….’
Once Bergdahl’s platoon made it to Afghanistan, Bergdahl further isolated himself favoring the Afghanis over his platoon and in one of his final emails to his father, Bergdahl wrote:
‘The future is too good to waste on lies…And life is way too short to care for the damnation of others, as well as to spend it helping fools with their ideas that are wrong. I have seen their ideas and I am ashamed to even be American. The horror of the self-righteous arrogance that they thrive in. It is all revolting….’
Shortly before Bergdahl deserted his platoon, he allegedly asked his team leader: “If I were to leave the base, would it cause problems if I took my sensitive equipment?”
It is all on record. The signs were there long before Bergdahl walked away from his platoon and so I ask again, why is this news.
Last night on “The O’Reilly Factor”, retired Lt. Col. Tony Schaffer informed Bill O’Reilly that the army will charge and prosecute Bowe Bergdahl who deserted his post more than once with desertion (no doubt to the disdain of Barack Obama who attempted to transform Bergdahl into some sort of hero/victim).
“The army has come to its conclusion and Bowe Bergdahl will be charged with desertion…”Retired Lt. Col. Tony Schaffer.
Chuck Todd, NBC’s Chief White House Correspondent, Political Director, and the host of MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown, openly attacked Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough for daring to criticize Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl’s father who in Scarborough’s words “is reaching out to pro-Taliban forces talking about killing Americans…..
A video (below) was released earlier by the Taliban of their turning Bowe Bergdahl over to the CIA as a Black Hawk helicopter waited in the background.
While the mainstream media is reporting that the warning is directed at Bergdahl, it is really a warning to the United States. After all, Barack Obama announced just last week that he plans to pull all but 10,000 or so troops out of Afghanistan.
The full 17-minute video can be viewed on Facebook here. Beneath the video is the following statement in Arabic:
لاماره اردو نیوز
امارت اسلامیہ اور امریکی حکام کے درمیان قیدیوں کے تبادلے کا ویڈیو،جس میں عالمی متکبر امریکی فوجوں کی بزدلی کے بابت امارت اسلامیہ کے مجاہد کاانٹرویو
Lamarه Urdu News
Exchange of prisoners between the Islamic Emirate and U.S. officials video, in which the arrogant cowardice of U.S. troops Mujahid of the Islamic Emirate kaantruyu
Note: After the departure of the Black Hawk helicopter, on the unedited video, the message “Don’t come back to Afghanistan” pops up on the screen.